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Understanding CAN Bus and its Applications
Michael Anderson (Director of Technology, The PTR Group, LLC)
Location: Room 210
Date: Thursday, August 29
Time: 8:00am - 8:55am
Track: ESC - Focus on Fundamentals
Format: Technical Session
Vault Recording: TBD
The Controller Area Network (CAN) bus is a major feature of automobiles made since the late 1990s. CAN bus has a number of features that make it ideally suited for harsh or electrically noisy environments in industrial applications such as robotics. In this session, we will discuss the features of CAN bus, how its implemented, how to monitor/debug the message traffic on the bus and how to access the bus from devices such as Arduinos and Linux-based embedded platforms. This will be followed up with a demonstration of CAN bus in a robotics application.